Greek bath and body brand Korres has launched a two-sku range based around the scent of water lilies.
The products include Water Lily Showergel (£8) and Water Lily Body Milk (£10). The shower gel includes wheat proteins that form a protective layer on the skin in order to maintain hydration levels, while the body milk is enriched with vitamins and trace elements, as well as almond oil, active aloe, provitamin B5 and shea butter for hydration.
The history of wheat stems from prehistoric times in Mesopotamia when ancient civilisations worshipped deities linked to the grain they cultivated: for the Egyptians it was Osiris, for the Greeks the goddess Demeter.
However, it is only in more recent times that researchers have been able to identify the effect of wheat on the skin. Wheat aleurone, the thin layer under the bran, is the part of the wheat kernel with the highest content in vitamins and minerals. It contains an abundance of B2, which improves metabolism and aids the absorption of nutrients, while B3 plays an important role in promoting healthy skin and B5 possesses regenerative properties.